14 Foolproof Ways to Lower Your Living Expenses
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New Disclosure Rules Impact Condominiums
Residential real estate has changed as of this month. There are new contract forms for Maryland and the District, and the new mortgage disclosure rules issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are now in effect. And there even is new terminology. A lender is now a creditor and the borrower/buyer is a consumer. The initial Truth in Lending statement and Good Faith Estimate we have used for a number of years has been replaced with the Loan Estimate. And the old-faithful HUD-1 (the settlement statement) has been discarded in favor of a "Closing Disclosure".
Connect/Reflect: Open your mind, spark your creativityThe members of Coldwell Banker’s Team Diva Real Estate from Seattle have built a solid business over the years using much of what they’ve learned and heard at Inman Connect. ......Read More
Luxe one-room hotel in Copenhagen is a reimagined coal craneThe brainchild of visionary owner Klaus Kastbjerg and Arcgency’s architect/master builder Mads Møller, TheKrane is a one-room hotel for two that reflects Denmark’s less-is-more stance on luxury ......Read More
NAR directors surprised to learn Upstream not just for RealtorsWho should Upstream be for? That's the question at the heart of a discrepancy Inman has uncovered between the people paying to fund the ambitious (yet thoroughly delayed) online real estate data platform and the project's leaders ......Read More
Connect/Reflect: Not your old school networkingLinda Aaron always takes some of our favorite pictures during Inman Connect, often from the audience, where attendees and friends are engaged in listening, learning and working together. ......Read More
Connect the Speakers: Eddie Berenbaum and the challenge of distractionEddie will appear at Inman Connect New York (January 22-26, 2018, Marriott Marquis Hotel, Times Square) to present his Broker Connect talk, "A diversified strategy to achieve profit growth." ......Read More
These U.S. counties rely on real estate tax breaks the mostIn a post published on the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Economists' Outlook blog, Nadia Evangelou, an economist for NAR, estimated how tax reform would affect different locations across the country should a final, reconciled bill pass both chambers of Congress, based on which locales are most heavily relying on the homeowner and real estate tax breaks addressed by the bills ......Read More
3 expert tactics to win more referrals in 2018Never underestimate the importance of your sphere of influence in real estate — referrals are the source of an estimated 42% of your business, and an additional 24% comes from past clients themselves. A full 2/3 of your business comes from people you know, so keeping up with them is critical ......Read More
Inside Engel & Völkers’ virtual reality theater for home toursEngel & Völkers' downtown Minneapolis branch was pondering what to do with a windowless space when inspiration struck -- it would make the perfect spot for potential buyers to grab a pair of goggles and vet as many as 30 homes in a matter of hours. With reclining arm chairs and special lighting, the VR theater could also bring family and friends along for a big-screen experience ......Read More
Connect the Speakers: Todd Callow on the future of realtor.comTodd Callow leads the rental, owner and senior housing categories for Move (across realtor.com and Doorsteps.com), and will speak during the session, "Product update: What’s new at Facebook, Zillow, Google and realtor.com," at Hacker Connect on Monday, January 22, 2018, at The Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square ......Read More
Connect the Speakers: Stefan Martinovic on a big year ahead for REBNYStefan Martinovic will speak at Hacker Connect on Monday, January 22, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, Times Square, during the session, "Overcoming the tech integration problem." ......Read More